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    Louis Pasteur Autograph Note Signed. Two pages (front and verso), 3.5" x 2", n.p., n.d., on Pasteur's personal card, in French, with autograph transmittal envelope (postmarked January 2, 1892). Pasteur writes to lawyer Edmond Rousse, "Imagine dear and eminent colleague, [that] the very nice card which brought me your wishes for health and happiness came to me last evening while I read A Winter in the Orient [with a preface by Rousse]. Pasteur continued, "The reading of this book delighted me and I hastened to finish it that it could be admired by my children and Madame Pasteur." Fine.

    Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease. This note, written three and a half years before Pasteur's death, was to Edmong Rousse a prominent lawyer and member of the French Academy.


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